With shorter daylight hours and the drop in temperature, it’s safe to say that the winter months have well and truly arrived. Much to our dismay, the change in climate can have negative effects on the condition of our hair and scalp, often leaving them dull and dry.
So to ensure that the cold winds and icy weather don’t get the better of you, here are 5 simple tips that will protect you against the elements and help you to maintain beautiful and lustrous locks this winter.
After all, it is party season!
1. Use cold water to wash your hair
While the idea of taking a cold shower in the winter may send a literal shiver down your spine, it’s worth noting that hot water can strip your hair of its natural moisture and leave it feeling dry and brittle. Instead, we suggest opting for cool or lukewarm water to lock in the moisture of your hair.
2. Nourish your scalp
With the drop in humidity levels outside and the rise of temperatures inside, our scalp can become vulnerable to being itchy and flaky. To remedy this, massage warm hair oil into your scalp, and then wash it out with shampoo. This will leave your scalp, as well as hair, feeling moisturized and conditioned. Use Moroccan oil for great results. If you want super perfect hair, leave it in for longer! Available here.
3. Choose styling tools that will help your hair
It’s a well-known fact that the Dyson hairdryer is clever, which is why it’s the top of everyone’s Christmas list at the moment. It has temperature control technology, which helps to prevent extreme heat damage and protect the hair’s natural shine, and it has a feature that alerts you when it needs to be cleaned! The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is available here.
4. Don’t shampoo the ends of your hair
Washing your hair every day can lead to a reduction of the natural oils already in your hair and scalp. Washing the ends of your hair with shampoo can also lead to damage, stripping the ends of your hair of natural oils. Choose a repairing shampoo like Ouai REPAIR, it’s a moisturizing shampoo that nourishes and repairs damage, as well as protecting colored hair. Ouai REPAIR Shampoo is available here.
5. Upgrade your sleeping situation
Sleeping on a normal pillow cover can wreak havoc on your hair, especially if you style it the night before. The Slip pillowcase is our favorite because it’s made from the finest mulberry silk with a smooth finish. It will prevent damage to the skin and hair, hydrate your face and stop frizz and split ends. Yes, you can wake up with perfect hair! Available here.
6. Remove product build-up for beautiful hair
If an apple cider vinegar rinse isn’t your thing, use a clarifying shampoo that will detox your hair and strip it of product build up. There will be a massive difference in your hair before and after you use it, use Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo once a week to restore your hair to its natural health. It eliminates product build-up that tends to weigh hair down and dulling residues such as smoke, pollutants, and hard water minerals. Available here.
As career girls, we need to be ready for anything and these simple tips are sure to get you through the long winter months while looking absolutely fabulous!
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